Samuel Pape is an associate in Latham & Watkins' London office. He is a Solicitor Advocate and member of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice. His practice focuses on international arbitration, public international law, and complex litigation in England and overseas.
Mr. Pape’s diverse international caseload has included disputes in Europe, Russia, Africa, and Asia, many involving assets or claims in excess of US$1 billion. Mr. Pape is ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 and is recognized as a “well-regarded associate” for International Arbitration. His cases have featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of the Year.
He has experience in disputes across a range of industry sectors including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, aviation, pharmaceuticals, private equity and telecommunications. Mr. Pape’s significant work includes international investment disputes, shareholder and joint venture disputes, banking law, company law, class actions, environmental litigation, public international law, and human rights law.
He has conducted commercial and investor-State arbitrations under all of the principal arbitration rules including the LCIA, ICC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, and ad hoc arbitration. His arbitration experience also includes acting as Tribunal Secretary in ICC proceedings.
Mr. Pape also acts in complex commercial, corporate, and international litigation, including in relation to the enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments.
Mr. Pape is the Europe representative of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), and a member of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF). He is also a facilitator on Young ITA’s Mentorship Program.
He recently co-organized and spoke at a roundtable event attended by senior stakeholders on the subject of the new frontier of risk in the energy and natural resources sectors, and is co-author of a book chapter on procedural issues related to damages in international arbitration.
He is an editor of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.
Mr. Pape’s experience includes representing:
- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Shell Petroleum Development Company in their successful defense of transnational human rights and environmental litigations identified by The Lawyer as among the most significant cases of 2016
- A leading mining company on high value shareholder rights and environmental issues arising from projects in Latin America
- A UK property development group in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Mauritius
- A sovereign party in an investor-State dispute concerning a bank rescue program
- A national oil company in a range of complex lending, PSC, shareholder, and supply disputes valued in the multiple billions of dollars
- Nova Group Investments BV in an ICSID arbitration against Romania concerning the expropriation of a leading insurance company and breaches of FET*
- Mobile TeleSystems in its US$2.5 billion arbitration against Uzbekistan under the Additional Facility of the International Centre for the ICSID, including successfully defending an Article 45(6) application*
- A major oil company in an infrastructure-related ad hoc arbitration*
- A Nigerian offshore oil and gas contractor in an ad hoc arbitration against an oil major*
- Norilsk Nickel and Interros in a dispute with Rusal, including in a US$3 billion LCIA arbitration and related litigations in seven jurisdictions, involving claims for breaches of a shareholders agreement and tortious conspiracy*
- An airline in an LCIA arbitration with a major aircraft lessor concerning alleged breaches of three aircraft lease agreements*
- Daewoo before the Paris Court of Appeal, defeating General Motors' application to annul an ICC award arising from the acquisition of Daewoo’s automotive business*
- An oil and gas major in relation to potential claims arising out of offshore drilling contracts*
- A global pharmaceutical company on worldwide supply chain integrity and severe business interruption issues*
- An aircraft leasing and services company regarding potential liability under aircraft leasing and other financing agreements*
- A high net worth individual in relation to potential shareholder actions and unfair prejudice petitions arising out of an intra-group restructuring*
- A buyer in post-M&A disputes concerning breach of warranties and indemnities in relation to certain assets and accounting irregularities*
- A Latin American consortium in post-M&A disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of certain energy companies and related assets*
- A leading litigation funder regarding investment in potential investor-State arbitration claims*
- A multinational conglomerate regarding the consequences of international sanctions placed on customer contracts across multiple jurisdictions*
- An investment fund in relation to potential claims and injunctive relief against a fund manager for breach of restrictive covenants
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham